With 3000 new references added since the first edition, this book gives the information necessary to produce embryos totally through in vitro techniques. It shows the commercial applications of embryo and oocyte research. Cattle remain at the forefront of many new developments in reproductive technology and what can be done for the cow today will later be applicable to other farm livestock and perhaps humans. This new edition reviews the considerable advances and issues in embryo production technology, based on reports since the first edition in 1994. This is a must have volume for those who own the first edition, and in itself an incredibly informative text.
I. Gordon is at the Department of Animal Science and Production, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Chapter 1: Developments in Embryo In Vitro Production (IVP) Technology Chapter 2: The Bovine Oestrous Cycle and Associated Events Chapter 3: Recovering the Bovine Oocyte Chapter 4: Maturing the Bovine Oocyte Chapter 5: Capacitating Bovine Sperm Chapter 6: In Vitro Fertilization Chapter 7: Culturing and Evaluating the Early Bovine Embryo Chapter 8: Preservation of Embryos and Oocytes Chapter 9: Establishing Pregnancies with IVP- Embryos Chapter 10: Embryos and Oocytes in Research and Commercial Practice I: Appendices